Feel free to ask here if you have questions about the update. Remember to use
>!spoiler here!< to mark spoilers (it'll appear like >!spoiler here!<). Please be aware that thread titles cannot be hidden by a spoiler tag and must be kept spoiler-free.
What changed in 1.5?
Stardew Valley 1.5 adds split-screen multiplayer and lots of new content. For more info (including on console), see the PC announcement (spoiler-free summary) and PC release notes (detailed list including spoilers).
How do I download the update?
The game should update automatically soon. To force an update check now:
Optionson your controller, and select
Check for Update.
Software Updateand then
Via the Internet.
When will 1.5 release on mobile?
They're working on the mobile port, but there's no announced release date yet.
Why don't I see the game in the EU PlayStation Store?
The game was removed temporarily and they're working to restore it. See "Why was the game removed from the EU PlayStation Store?" in the pinned FAQs thread for the latest info.
How do I report a bug?
On PC, make sure it's not a mod issue first (see modding FAQs below).
Please comment in the linked threads instead if you're af
I got some free steam codes for games and I'm not interested in any of them, so I wanted to share them.
Deadline: Saturday 10am EST (NYC Time)
Winner: Listed below next to the game they won
How to Enter: Just leave a comment with the game you want below.
Edit: Please pick ONE game. Also please ensure you spell the game correctly in your comment. I am trying to comment on incorrect ones, but I won't catch them all. Thanks
Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China Deluxe: u/sebastian_crenshaw
Guns of Icarus Alliance: u/ethared
Vanguard Princess: u/shinjuku1190
Interstellar Marines: u/Mark0us_
Post Scriptum: u/p2004
Stardew Valley: u/fruitnubz
My sister is a barrister (British family lawyer) and is a pretty serious person. She is absolutely not a gamer and hasn’t picked up a games controller since we were little kids and I got an N64 for Christmas one year.
I’ve been staying with her and her husband during this covid 19 pandemic and I’ve been playing Stardew Valley while she’s been prepping her cases. She said she finds the sounds of the game help her focus and stay relaxed.
Then a few days ago she said she had a week off work and wanted to make her own farm! I was shocked, but I dutifully helped her set it up and showed her how to control it. It was painful and adorable to watch someone who doesn’t really know how to operate a controller learn how to use one. Then I told her that her husband could also play with her in co-op and I set that up for them.
This morning at around 1am I heard a lot of noise coming from the living room and went in there to find the two of them deep in the caves and fighting off a wave of slimes. I have never, ever seen my sister interested in a game before and now she’s pulling all-nighters to get to the bottom of the mines.
Of course, I did have to point out that by Spring 23rd, year 1, they really ought to have planted more than just parsnips by now, but never mind. They are really enjoying it. Especially when she realised that she could sneak into her husband’s character’s cabin and sleep in his bed. Awww. So cute. Stardew Valley is the best!
We played three games of it yesterday, and man....I have not had such a love/hate with a game like this in a long time. TL,DR at the bottom
First thing is, we didn't expect it to be so hard. Like there's very little punishing in the game, but there are too many things to do, and not enough time to do it. In order to win, you have to complete all four of Grandpa's Goals, which are generally activity goals, like have X animals, or reach Lv12 in the Mine. Alongside that, you have to reveal and complete six bundles in the Community Center, which are all donations of specific items. The bundles start hidden, and require hearts to reveal. All goals are multiplied by # of players. You have 16 rounds to do this. Each player gets 2 actions per round, plus 1 extra if you happen to get the spouse, who acts as a half-player.
The gameplay is kinda fiddly, but overall it's not complicated. It's a straight up worker placement game. It's very clear what you can do, what you need to do, and how you need to do it. The game is not difficult to pick up, once you start playing. I highly recommend you read the rules thoroughly, as we missed a lot of little fine details the first couple games, but for the most part it's fairly simple. Honestly? The core gameplay is the part I genuinely loved! This game is an absolute joy to play, especially with the theming, if you've played the video game. Heck, it's so stinkin' charming and true to the theme, my friend had never played the video game before, and during our third game pulled out her Switch and bought it right then and there to play later. Everything is so lighthearted and fun to do, from raising your crops animals, to making friends, fishing delving in the mine, finding forageables. It feels good to play!
The main issue we had with all three of our games is that there's not enough time to get everything done when everything is random. All of the actions you take, except for buying/planting crops, are based on randomness. All of your goals are random. Everything is cards and dice with almost no mitigation. Everything is a deck of cards or dice, or hidden randomized tiles, and barring a few abilities (which are again, random if you get them), there's barely any mitigation. Fishing? Dice. Mine? Dice. Animals producing? Dice. Everything else? There are 12 different decks of randomly shuffled cards. If the player had more agency and control over what was going on, then it would feel a l... keep reading on reddit ➡
Has anyone received their copy of Stardew Valley Boardgame? I am still waiting to get an email. No shipping info so far for me.
If you have received it and played it, what is your impression so far? Is there any review available yet? How difficult is it as a co-op game? (As hard/random as Robinson Crusoe? Crunchy as Spirit Island?)
Edit: I got my shipping notification just now. Order #12000+.
It consist of 3 trays that fit into the original box and 2 of them stack together. We made lots of icons to help us remember were stuff goes and added some decretive details!